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Kent’s LGBTQ+ Center brings the community together

November 21, 2022

The LGBTQ+ Center on campus brought students and staff together in light of the Colorado Springs shooting. The event, Kent State stands in solidarity, was open to all. There were nearly 70 people who...

How Kent State sports became among the most ‘LGBTQ+ friendly’ in the country

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor September 20, 2021

When senior basketball player Monique Smith was looking for a college to continue her career, she looked for a strong program and good academics.But what was equally important to her was whether KSU had...

Republican Rep. Jena Powell is the representative in the Ohio House of Representatives who reintroduced the bill focused on trans student athletics.

Proposed Ohio bill would prevent transgender athletes from playing on school sports teams

Ian Jameson Reporter April 18, 2021

Ohio’s statehouse is currently reviewing a bill focused on trans student athletes. Senate Bill 132, if passed, would require high schools, universities and private colleges to designate separate “single-sex”...

Attendees posing at the 2019 LavGrad ceremony.

LGBTQ+ Center prepares virtual environment for Lavender Graduation

Cameron Aloway Reporter April 6, 2021

During the week of April 26, the LGBTQ+ Center will host its annual Lavender Graduation. The ceremony highlights graduating LGBTQ+ students and allies at Kent State.To accommodate for restrictions due...

Korb Hall has reopened its LGBTQ+ living learning community.

Spring semester closing of Korb Hall isolates members of LGBTQ+ community

Cameron Aloway Reporter February 1, 2021

Correction: This story has been revised to include statements by university officials.In December, the Department of Residence Services announced the closure of Korb Hall for the spring semester which...

Eunice Reyes, graduate assistant at the LGBTQ+ Center at Kent State. Courtesy of Eunice Reyes.

Using fashion as a tool for self-expression in LGBTQ+ community

Zach Zdanowicz Reporter December 11, 2020

Waking up and choosing the perfect outfit for the day is a morning routine shared by many individuals. But for some, this part of the day is more than just another outfit — it is a visual representation...

Andrew Kuebecks pieces, Keyhole Culture: Joey and Keyhole Culture: Ken, on display Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at the KSU Downtown Gallery. Kuebeck is an assistant professor of jewelry, metals and enameling at Kent States School of Art.

‘Jewelry and Gender’ exhibit connects artwork, models, community

Alexandra Sobczak November 3, 2018

An extravagant, double-layered necklace — jutting bright yellow and orange tree branches and florals out of it — rested on a mannequin and cast an intricate, botanical shadow on the wall of the KSU...

Opinion: Houston just took a step back

Carlyle Addy November 8, 2015

​Houston recently rejected an anti-discrimination ordinance named the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. The people from Houston probably know it better as “the bathroom bill," which is funny because...

Hannah Armenta

Editorial: National Coming Out Day

Hannah Armenta October 11, 2015

For a long time, Oct. 11 was one of my least favorite days of the year. Not because it is my mom’s birthday, but because it was National Coming Out Day, and I was stuck hopelessly in the closet with...

Jimmy Miller is a junior journalism major and the managing editor of The Kent Stater. Contact him at 

Opinion: A change in how Christians approach gay marriage may be needed

Jimmy Miller June 30, 2015

For supporters and members of the LGBTQ community, last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling that gay couples can legally wed in all 50 states proved to be more than exciting.The 5-4 decision accompanied an...

LGBTQ support group offers counseling sessions

Teahl Rice September 21, 2014

Members of Kent State’s LGBTQ community can register for Outspoken, a support group that hosts weekly individual counseling sessions. The sessions will be held for students and faculty of the LGBTQ community...

Senior Meghan Shillington receives a rainbow stole at the Lavender Graduation, a pre-commencement celebration for LGBTQ and Ally Students Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The ceremony is an opportunity to for students to recognize their family, a partner or friends for their support.

Second annual Lavender Graduation celebrates Kent State LGBTQ

Jake Green April 29, 2014

Six students walked in the second annual Kent State LGBTQ Center Lavender Graduation ceremony Tuesday night in the Cohn Jewish Student Center.Kent State Advising Director Steven Antalvari gave the keynote...

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